My constipation cure

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airila
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 3/12/2009 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I've suffered from IBSC for 12 years.  At first, my symptoms were a bit "muddled," that's the best way I can describe it.  I would fluctuate between C and D.  I found out a few years later that I had Crohn's disease.  Fortunately, it was only a moderate case and I've been flare-free since 2000.  However, for the past six years, my IBSC has been horrible.  I had a bowel movement maybe once a week if I was lucky (most of the time I took a few ex-lax to make myself go).  I was constatntly stressed about it.  I even had two sets of pants--one for after I went and one set for all the other days that I was horribly bloated!  I went to three different doctors.  All of the sais "here, try Miralax" or "eat more fiber." 
 
No matter what I told these doctors, they all said the same thing.  Miralax and fiber made me worse.  It made the cramping and bloating worse.  It made the horrible gas worse. 
 
Zelnorm helped a bit, but after it was pulled from the market, I was back to square one.  Amatiza made my skin crawl and didn't really help, and Lactulose just made me gassy.  But, I couldn't stop looking for something that helped.  I knew that I wasn't normal despite what the doctors told me.
 
Finally, I went to a top doctor.  I didn't care how much he cost (or that he didn't take insurance) and beleive me when I say it was well worth the money.  I did a bunch of tests (who knew there were tests for this!  None of my other doctors did any tests!)  We did a amo rectal motility study and a syth mark study... both of them came back normal.  The diagnosis was IBSC and that my system was just very slow.  BUT, the doctor told me that there were many ways to treat this and that we would work together until we found one that worked.  And boy did we ever!  Here is my "cure":
 
Cytotec 200 MCG tablet 4x/day
two spoonfuls of Phillips MO at night (or two of milk of magnesia and 2 of mineral oil if you can't find Phillips MO)
 
The first two weeks I was on this regimine were a bit precarious.  I had some bad gas and D at first.  But, come week 3 and I was having a normal bowel movement every day.  Yes, every day, like clockwork.  Like my husband!  So, keep looking for your cure.  Don't stop, because you think your problems are normal or because a doctor says he/she can't help you.  Keep looking.  And, maybe suggest my "cure" to your doctor and see what they say? 

spasman
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 361
   Posted 3/13/2009 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Beware this product cause miscarage.
 
I did have a prescription but lost the paper.Darn lol
-IBS induced by NSAID
-IBS-A,C with meteorism(trapped gas) and pubic burning-
 


spasman
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Total Posts : 361
   Posted 3/14/2009 5:09 PM (GMT -7)   
airala,what about spasms?

Does it help that?
-IBS induced by NSAID
-IBS-A,C with meteorism(trapped gas) and pubic burning-
 


airila
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 3/16/2009 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, you are correct, if you are trying to get pregnant, you CANNOT take this medication.

spasman
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 361
   Posted 3/16/2009 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   
airala,what about spasms?

Does it help that?
-IBS induced by NSAID
-IBS-A,C with meteorism(trapped gas) and pubic burning-
 


airila
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 3/17/2009 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
What do you mean by spasms?

spasman
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 361
   Posted 3/17/2009 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Does it help colon irritation and resistance/tighness?
-IBS induced by NSAID
-IBS-A,C with meteorism(trapped gas) and pubic burning-
 


airila
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 3/18/2009 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't know. I've never had that problem.

mommyof3+2
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 3/18/2009 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
What is IBS induced NSAID?

spasman
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 361
   Posted 3/18/2009 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Mommy,i got IBS from anti-infflammatory drugs(NSAIDS).
-IBS induced by NSAID
-IBS-A,C with meteorism(trapped gas) and pubic burning-
 


pb4
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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20576
   Posted 3/21/2009 10:54 PM (GMT -7)   
It's normal for fibre to make gas and bloating worse, that happens to healthy people as well, it's just your system adjusting to it which is why it's important to start with a small amount, drink lots of water with it and increase only if necessary and after your system has adjusted to the initial dose...it took my system 3 months to adjust and it was worth the extra pain and gas/bloating that it caused me because the benefits have out-weighed the discomfort which I was already in anyways.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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